Announcing our 2013 Wedding of the Year
Announcing our 2013 Flower Girl Dress of the Year. This was a TERRIBLE year for me. Not only did I recently suffer the loss of my mother who helped me found my business, but recently, my father passed away to join her. For me, it just took me forever to want to look at other weddings and see brides dancing with their fathers. I think of the song by Luther Vandross, “One More Dance with my Father”, almost every day.
So, it took me months to finish looking at the thousands of entries this year for our annual “Wedding of the Year” celebration. That said however, I already apologized in January, so without any less fanfare, this year is rather special. Not only did we pick TWO winners and a Runner-Up, but our weddings are World-Wide: we have winners from Australia, Canada, and the United States. Over the next few days, we will write a little about each one.
Today however, I want to share the photos and story of Alyssa and Leigh who held their wedding in Australia after a chance meeting in London. When I received the photography by David Fowler, Victoria we were really impressed. It is not often that we see photos from an area that we get to see such vistas. This wedding was truly one of them.
The gowns she chose for her flower girl dresses was style 402 with our Pegeen Signature Bustle. Since it was an afternoon wedding, Alyssa also chose to do our Audrey Hepburn length (tea length) skirt of tulle for the flower girl dress.
Alyssa’s story of her chance meeting with Leigh, and how after the bus started to pull away was one we as romantics always hope for: that the guy is on the other side of the bus when it pulls away. After meeting at some friends, the fellow Aussie’s hit it off beautifully and enjoyed their meeting. As Alyssa walked Leigh over to the bus stop to say goodbye, we are sure she wondered why she had let him leave! However, Leigh boarded the bus for home. After paying his fare, he dramatically told the driver to “stop” so he could once again disembark. When the bus pulled away, imagine Alyssa’s surprise and joy that on the other side of the bus stood Leigh waiting! SIGH. So for their wedding, they tied the theme into the many places in their past while in London. To read this “tugs at your heartstrings” story, continue to our website and visit all the wonderful images as well.